Modern Jazz: A Collection of Seattle's Finest Jazz

Modern Jazz: A Collection of Seattle's Finest Jazz

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A nice compilation of the lighter and somewhat more mainstream end of the Origin label's growing catalog of Seattle jazzers. With a number of artists represented, the mainstay of the album is a focus with something of a modern bent. There are aspects of post-bop to be heard, and slight references to the third stream set, but far and away, the bulk of the material is

Overview

A nice compilation of the lighter and somewhat more mainstream end of the Origin label's growing catalog of Seattle jazzers. With a number of artists represented, the mainstay of the album is a focus with something of a modern bent. There are aspects of post-bop to be heard, and slight references to the third stream set, but far and away, the bulk of the material is based in contemporary instrumental jazz. The piano plays heavily in all or most of the works, using local Seattle (and beyond) notables such as Marc Seales, Clay Giberson, and Whitney Ashe. Saxophones as well play an important part, particularly in the hands of Origin mainstay Mark Taylor. Finally, the drumming is constant, with most of the pieces backed up on the set by label co-founders John Bishop and Matt Jorgensen. With such similarities from track to track, there's a surprising diversity between pieces to be heard, with many partaking in a basic sort of modern jazz outlook, but with others twisting the genre a bit. Hans Teuber makes use of some Brazilian motifs to good effect, and Ben Thomas introduces the vibes into a piece for a much more melodic outcome. The pieces range quite a bit in their stylings, despite the basic accompaniment (and sometimes similar leads taken as well), showcasing quite well what Origin has to offer, which is quality jazz. There are no specific highlights to be had as a result either, with all tracks offering something to be heard, and none sitting as simple filler.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2003
Label:
Origin Records
UPC:
0805558242328
catalogNumber:
82423

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Stowell   Guitar
John Bishop   Drums
Santi Debriano   Bass
Chuck Bergeron   Bass
Paulinho Braga   Drums
Dave Captein   Bass
Laura Caviani   Piano
Bobby Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Chris Lee   Drums
Adam Nussbaum   Drums
Marius Butch Nordal   Piano
Phil Sparks   Bass
Hans Teuber   Saxophone
Ben Thomas   Vibes
Ernie Watts   Saxophone
Paul Meyers   Guitar
Alex Graham   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Doug Miller   Bass
Clipper Anderson   Bass
Marc Seales   Piano,fender rhodes
Gary Wang   Bass
Richard Cole   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Johnson   Bass
Rick Mandyck   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Whitney Ashe   Piano
Eric Likkel   Clarinet
Clay Giberson   Piano
Matt Jorgensen   Drums
Mark Taylor   Saxophone
Dave Peterson   Guitar
Dave Captien   Bass
John Hansen   Piano

Technical Credits

John Bishop   Producer
Marius Butch Nordal   Composer
Mark Taylor   Composer
Hans Teuber   Composer
Ben Thomas   Composer
Marc Seales   Composer
Richard Cole   Composer
Rick Mandyck   Composer
Whitney Ashe   Composer
Clay Giberson   Composer
Matt Jorgensen   Composer,Producer

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